Faith in the Blood of Jesus Video
There is Power in the Blood
“Faith in His blood is the power and the vehicle that launches the believer into the very presence of God.” Mark Hankins
I ran across this old song the other day and wanted to share.
“There is not one thing in me that the Blood doesn’t cleanse.” Smith Wigglesworth
“…The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin, 1 John 1:7. The blood in your body circulates from head to toe every 23 seconds. The blood carries life itself. It carries in the nutrients you need to live and it also carries out the garbage. The blood of Jesus circulates throughout the Body of Christ. We need one another. We need to be assembled together and we need to fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). There is some assembly required. I feel sorry for people who think they can make it on their own. We need other strong believers to fellowship with around the Word of God. Then the blood of Jesus circulates and takes care of life and health for us.” Excerpt from Mark Hankins book Taking Your Place In Christ.
The subheading of his book is Understanding Your Identity & Inheritance In Him. I’ve been studying a lot of Mark Hankins teachings since his recent visit to our church a few weeks ago. He has a great way of mixing humor with his messages that are really powerful! I highly recommend checking out his resources…
God bless you,
Abundance Tapping Faith in Action
The Windows of Heaven Opened Above Me and Dropped Down a Bed!
I was blessed BIG Time this week and I want to share to encourage you.
I’ve been working on my faith and looking at where I’m letting doubts and unbelief hinder my progress. What am I doing or saying that makes me keep hitting a wall and only making it to a certain level of prosperity?
I’m standing in belief, confessing, tithing, and taking action in the natural. But I realized I have a problem with my “receiver”. I have great faith to believe to receive for others. And I say I do for myself. But then I noticed deep down I feel a sense of unworthiness to really be blessed personally.
Last week, guest minister Rev. Mark Hankins, shared with our church an encouraging message to meditate and get into The Word and see who we are Christ. So I’ve been bombarding myself day and night with the Word of God via books, CD’s, and recordings of myself confessing the Word.
And here’s my story this week … Look what the Lord has done!
Monday as I was cleaning up some (okay, well a lot) of paperwork off my counter, I came across an ad for a mattress. I thought ‘that would be awesome to have a nice bed’. My current bed is a small twin that used to be my daughters and is worn out. I have it layered with blankets and a foam piece so I can’t feel the springs. I toss and turn all night and every morning I wake up with a sore back. It’s embarrassing to say, but I’ve been accepting this for many years.
Tuesday I woke up and had an overwhelming sense that I was close to my breakthrough in the financial realm. I started thinking about what it would be like and how I would buy myself a new bed. I pictured a fluffy mattress and I could see & feel myself sleeping on it. I could feel what it would be like waking up in the morning refreshed and ready for the day.
At that point something changed inside me. It seemed so real I started to cry with tears of joy and started thanking God for the bed. Then I realized I was thanking God for something I didn’t even have in the natural yet – only by faith. But it was so real it was as if I actually had it.
I knew I was getting closer to tapping into a deeper measure of faith. Even though I didn’t have a new bed in the natural, I was fully persuaded in my spirit.
So Tuesday I cut out the picture of that bed and posted it above my computer. I was going to use it to start my vision board.
Wednesday evening at church a greeter greeted me with some encouraging words. It reminded me of what happened the day before and I shared quickly that I just had a recent breakthrough in the financial area and was able to see myself getting a new bed. After service, the greeter and her husband said we want to take you shopping tomorrow to buy a new bed!!!!!!!!
Thursday at noon, 3 days after seeing the ad, I had a brand new bed. Not used or even a cheap one. They insisted on the top of the line, pillow top, fluffy mattress. And sleeping on it last night made me feel like a princess and for the first time in years when I woke up my back did not hurt!!
I’m in tears of thanksgiving as I write this…that my God cares about me personally. Not just my daughters, family, and friends. But God loves me!
I’ve learned I have to work on my receiver and quit saying no to God and start saying Yes God. I can believe all I want – but if I’m not willing to receive when the blessings come…then I’m just plain stupid!
Everything in me wanted to tell that couple not to spend their hard earned money on me. I know what they did was a huge, huge sacrifice! A step of faith for them. Yet, I knew I needed to learn to receive when God provides. I never expected they would offer to buy me a bed and I didn’t share my situation in anyway expecting them or anyone to.
Actually I had God in a box and saw myself reaching a certain level of income and then being able to go buy the bed myself sometime within the next year. I guess I need to also get God out of a box and let Him be God and do things His way in His timing! :0)
There is so much about this experience I could go into depth about. But I just wanted to share the quick version with you. I am so unbelievably thankful!!
I’ve never owned a new bed before. This truly feels like a gift from Heaven. And other than from a few close family members, I’ve never received such a generous, cheerful, self-less, act of love and kindness from someone.
Galatians 5:7 says whatsoever a man sows he shall reap.
This couple and their family has a great harvest coming for their obedience to the Word of God and the generous act of giving they sowed in my life. May the favor of God be on them and bless the works of their hands and may everything they do prosper and the blessings of God pour on them in such abundance it is more than they can contain!
Lisa & Russell, I call you and your family blessed in Jesus Name! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! :0)
I encourage you all to get the Word of God in you until you are fully persuaded and live the life God intends you to live! The hour is short.
Be blessed to be a blessing,
What Gives Us the Right to Enter God’s Presence?
We enjoyed guest ministers, Mark and Trina Hankins, last night at our church. They’ll actually be ministering to us three nights in a row.
They taught on what seems to be a taboo message that freaks people out a little. And frankly, I think the only reason that is, is because it’s not talked about enough. The blood of Jesus.
Mark Hankins taught on the things connected and associated with the power that is available in the blood that Jesus paid on the cross. His main reference was in Hebrews 10:19-22 and how because of the blood we can boldly access the throne of God.
We have boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus. Hebrews 10:19
The price Jesus paid covers more than forgiveness & our salvation. The blood also pays for freedom from a sin consciousness and freedom from the curse (such as poverty, sickness, and depression). Our faith in the blood is the currency that pays for these freedoms.
What Christ did is perfect and the blood alone has done everything. Perfect.
But our access to it (which is by faith) can be imperfect.
In the Old Testament only the high priest was able to enter the throne room and he did it in fear. We now have a better covenant and not only have access to the Holiest, but we are told to go boldly.
Our conscious (inner voice, reminding us of past sins) can shut down our heart and keep us from entering into the presence of God. Our heart needs to be open to fully move into His presence.
It’s the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit working together that opens up our heart and has a magnetic like pull to take us into the presence of God.
Hebrews 10:22 tells us to draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
Have unshakeable assurance that God, our Father, is eager to see us. When we show up He is happy to see us. :0) He wants to fellowship with us!
God wants us to draw near to him, but we have to do the “drawing near”. Mark Hankins reminded us that God has not moved. We are the ones who have drawn back.
We are to go boldly to the throne of God to obtain mercy and grace for help in time of need (Heb 4:16). If we don’t get bold and go, we’ll continue to carry our own burdens. And we have to be bold; because the devil is doing everything he can to distract us!
Like any will, that is only available to the inheritors after a death, God’s will in the New Testament became available after the death of Jesus.
The apostle Paul says that as believers we have a massive inheritance! Everything He gave to Jesus is ours. Equal possession with equal position.
If the enemy can hinder us to take our position, he can take our possession.
You have to take your position to take your possession and prosper. Open your heart to the fellowship of the Father. And don’t be satisfied with an intellectual relationship.
God is our Father. He wants and desires us to come to Him. He wants to fellowship and have a close relationship with us. And because of the price Jesus paid we have the right to be in the presence of God.
How do we know if we have been in His presence? If we have joy.
You cannot access His presence without being changed and come out with joy. In His presence is the fullness of joy!
I pray that we all may purpose to spend more time in His life changing presence!
God bless you,